Good quality basics should form the backbone of everyone’s wardrobe. Once you have the essentials sorted, then you can go for the bigger and more seasonal pieces. Hong Kong based startup, Grana, know this and have created a wide range of basics that every guy should own. Founded in 2014 by Sydney local, Luke Grana, the brand offers wardrobe essentials using some of the best fabrics from around the world, including Pima cotton from Peru, cashmere from Mongolia, linen from Ireland and chambray from Japan, just to name a few.
T-shirts are a part of your wardrobe where you want to make sure you’re not skimping on quality. Considering they’re worn year-round and sometimes even daily, you want your t-shirts to last more than just a few months before you start to see signs of excessive wear. Grana’s crew neck tees are made with Peruvian Pima Cotton, which has longer fibres than normal cotton, making them really durable. They’re also quite fine which makes the end product super smooth and soft to wear.
A crisp white shirt will come in handy for so many occasions and you’ve got to have at least one in your wardrobe. Grana’s version is made of French Poplin, which is a type of cotton that’s lightweight and durable. They give the shirts a good wash when they’re finished being made to give it a soft, relaxed feel so you won’t have to break it in when you get it; it fits perfectly from the first wear.
A basic crew neck sweater will serve you well in the colder seasons and is the perfect all-rounder piece that’ll look great both in the office and on the weekends. Grana have sourced cashmere from the hardiest goats in Mongolia and have crafted their sweaters purely from their wool, making them super soft and warm.
If you know fabrics then you know that Japanese Denim is where it’s at. Grana use denim made in Hiroshima which utilises traditional methods combined with modern, cutting edge technology to create jeans which are strong, soft and faded to perfection. The slim cut of these ones make them a versatile style that can form the base of any outfit.
Grana have made a pair of joggers out of Peruvian Pima Cotton that feel extremely soft and warm. Although traditionally best confined to your home, this particular style is cut with a slim fit so you can get away with wearing them out of the house and still look great. They look just as good styled with sneakers and a t-shirt worn down to the cafe on the corner as they do when you’re just lounging around on the couch at home in total comfort.